A 2.5 mile (4km) there and back walk from the village of Terrington in North Yorkshire. This simple route allows you to experience the tranquillity and far-reaching views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, without venturing too far from civilisation. This walk is part of the Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and the Howardian Hills AONB Partnership, with the aim of providing countryside access for all in the Howardian Hills.
Easy Countryside Trail: Freers Bank and Fryton Moor
Easy Countryside Trail: Freers Bank and Fryton Moor near Terrington
Distance: 3.5 miles
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hour
Level of walk: Medium View Walks Key
Why you should do this walk…
A 3.5 mile (6km) circular walk (can be shortened to 2.2 miles) around the countryside near Terrington in North Yorkshire. The route follows a beautiful high ridge through woodland and then with superb panoramic views. The short version of the route returns along the same ridge, while the full version of the route performs a loop down into the valley bottom. This walk is part of the Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails collection, published through a collaboration between iFootpath and the Howardian Hills AONB Partnership, with the aim of providing countryside access for all in the Howardian Hills.
The short version of the route (2.2 miles there and back) follows a compacted stone vehicle track which is generally well-made with just the odd pot hole and some shallow surface mud. The track has only gentle slopes for the most part (estimated maximum gradient of 1:20 or 5%) with one 10 metre stretch that has a moderate slope (estimated gradient of 1:12 or 8%). There are no stiles, gates or steps on this version of the walk and it should be suitable for rugged pushchairs and rugged disability buggies for most of the year. Breakfree Surface and Slope Rating B1 (for majority of track) and B3 (for a 10 metre stretch). Allow 1 hour.
The full version of the route (3.5 miles circular) follows a mixture of stone and unmade vehicle tracks, parts of which are deeply rutted. There are several long and steep slopes (maximum estimated gradient of 1:6 or 16%). You will need to negotiate two vehicle gates. You will cross one grass pasture which may be holding sheep so take particular care with dogs. Breakfree Surface and Slope Rating D5. Allow 1.5 hours.
How can I follow this walk?…
This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Easy Countryside Trail: Freers Bank and Fryton Moor